Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
A not uncommon tactic of defendants facing both civil lawsuits and criminal charges is to attempt to halt the civil case against them on the ground that the authorities are criminally prosecuting...
Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney
Last week, the Missouri legislature passed comprehensive changes to the assessment of punitive damages in Missouri.
Yesterday the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit released modifications to court procedures, indicating that all in-person oral arguments are suspended until further notice. Fed. Cir. Admin. Order No. 20-02 (May 18, 2020).
Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C.
All lawsuits in federal district court start with the filing of a complaint. But that complaint, amongst other documents, must eventually reach the defendant for a lawsuit to truly begin...
Butler Snow LLP
The continuing challenge for the practitioner is to effectively advocate for the represented client, without appearing to be unfair or unreasonable, while guiding the court to avoid any temptation to "cut corners"...
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
Americans are no stranger to calamitous events—whether human-induced (e.g., the 2008 financial crisis) or nature-induced (e.g., Superstorm Sandy)—and the immediate, and often long-term,...
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
The Illinois Code of Civil Procedure sets out strict rules for filing post-trial motions in jury trials, stating: "Relief desired after trial in jury cases,"
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
In a recent decision that will have a significant impact on employers litigating wage-and-hour disputes, the Second Circuit held in Yu v. Hasaki Restaurant, Inc., No. 17-3388-cv...
Drew Eckl & Farnham, LLP
A significant factor to consider when evaluating a case, in particular for purposes of settlement, is whether the opposing party intends to utilize expert witnesses.
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Earlier this year, the Ninth Circuit held that plaintiffs cannot avail themselves of liberal discovery rules in order to locate class representatives.
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
In Bivens v. Six Unknown Fed. Narcotics Agents, the United States Supreme Court (Court) allowed for the creation of a private cause of action for damages arising from violations of the Fourth ...
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
In the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, courts and parties across the United States are scrambling to figure how, or even if, to move civil litigation forward in pending matters given the ...
On March 16, 2019, the ITC implemented a temporary change to filing procedures in light of the global COVID-19 pandemic. The accompanying notice stated that the ITC will temporarily waive and amend its rules...
Duane Morris LLP
The effective assistance of counsel to which a party is entitled includes adequate time for counsel to prepare briefs or other documents that fully advance the party's interests.
Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.
This paper reviews key civil justice issues and changes in 2019. Part I focuses on broad trends, Part II discusses pending amendments to federal court rules...
This week, on March 3, 2020, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Liu v. SEC to determine whether the SEC has authority to seek disgorgement...
Foley Hoag LLP
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Liu v. SEC, which concerns whether, or to what extent, the SEC may ask...
Despite a succession of Supreme Court cases establishing that
mandatory life sentences without parole for juveniles violate the
Eighth Amendment except in extremely rare cases
Clyde & Co
The court overseeing statewide opioid litigation in New York recently made a ruling regarding the manner in which a March 2020 trial will proceed.
Clyde & Co
A jury in New Brunswick, NJ ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay punitive damages in connection with a consolidated trial of four plaintiffs with talc exposure claims.